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Voices of Snipers

Eyewitness Accounts from the World Wars

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Based on an incredible breadth of first-hand testimony, this is a unique collection of eyewitness accounts from World War I and II.

John Walter draws on meticulous research and the reminiscences of more than fifty snipers, tracing their journeys from recruitment and selection through training, combat and its aftermath to reveal a surprising commonality of experience, even across nationalities.

Laying bare the triumphs and brutalities of sniping, the personalities and psychologies of those who found themselves doing it and considering the immediate implications on both the sniper and the wider theatre of war, this is a fascinating, detailed insight into frontline combat and the experience of sharpshooting in its historical context.

About The Author

John Walter is among the world’s most prolific writers on small arms, the author of seventy books, translated into more than a dozen languages. His published works include several studies of the Luger pistol; four editions of Rifles of the World; The Airgun Book; The Rifle Story and The Handgun Story; Guns of the Elite and its current successor, Guns of the Elite Forces; The German Rifle; The Greenhill Dictionary of Guns and Gunmakers and the Sniper Encyclopaedia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (June 1, 2022)
  • Length: 248 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922765253

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